When one door closes, another door opens..

So, very recently, I have had some major changes in my life..  These past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me, and it has made me look at my life plan a lot differently..

I am a firm believer that if one door closes, another door is bound to open.  But in life, we don’t always see the ‘door’ as a ‘door’.  Does one thing have to end for another door to open?  Or is this just what we tell ourselves when a door closes and there is nothing but darkness?

Almost two weeks ago, a door closed for me.  My relationship of nine months was no more..  But I knew that it was for the best, and I told myself that another door would open soon.  And I was right.

A few days after the break up, I forced myself to focus on my blog and my college homework.  I told myself that I would be okay with time, but I hated waiting around for time to do it’s thing.  So I decided to distract myself while I waited.  I made a plan for the future of my blog, my business, and my life, and I wrote down what I wanted out of each of them.

Three days later, I started getting 100 views a day on my blog.  More people were liking and commenting than ever before!  (I was lucky if I made it past 100 views a month before now!)

I talked to a friend of mine at college about doing a blog post about him for my blog, and we did the interview a week after ‘the other door closed‘.  (That post is coming soon, so please keep an eye out for that!)

I also started an Etsy account (more on that later) to try to sell some of my creations from here on the homestead!  I’m still trying to get things uploaded to it, and I’m still trying to understand the complexity of it.  But so far so good with it!  I will be sure to add the link to my blog once I get everything straightened out with it so that you guys can take a look!  At the moment, I’m only shipping within the United States.  But I plan to expand eventually, for all of my readers who live in other countries who want to support Farm Girl Homesteading!

 

One door may have closed..  But a huge door opened for me.  A door that will help me to start the life I’ve been dreaming of.

I will never regret the past nine months, for it made me a better person and it taught me a lot of life lessons that I needed to be taught.  I will always be thankful for a mother who has taught me to see the bright side in everything (even if I don’t always do so).

With that said, I’ve made a new life plan for my life that I plan to stick to and accomplish.  I’ve always been someone who makes a plan and sees it through.  So for me to make a life plan, is a lot like if you were to make a shopping list.  Do you always get everything on the list that you need?  Almost everything..  Do you leave the store with a lot more things than you planned on?  Absolutely!

So below is my list of stuff I plan to accomplish by the end of this year for my blog, as well as by the end of next year.  (And I hope that you all hold me accountable for it!) 😉

 

Goals to reach by 2020:

  • Create a Etsy. ✔
  • Reach 200 followers.
  • Start saving up some money to buy my future Farm/Homestead. (I can’t live with my grandparents forever..)

Goals to reach by 2021:

  • Write something with another blogger.
  • Reach 500 followers.
  • Get my own domain name and start making money off my blog. (Pretty much EVERY bloggers dream right?)
  • Do at least one sponsored post about farming.
  • Take agriculture classes at college.
  • Hopefully move out and start my own market farm!

 

What are your goals in life that you plan to have accomplished by the end of the year?  Do you have the same goals for your blog?  Have an amazing day!  And always remember that with every door that closes, another one opens. ❤

P.S..  What do you think of my new logo that I’ve been working on for Farm Girl Homesteading?  Leave a comment below telling me what you think!

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See more everyday homesteading stuff like quotes, lifestyle, pictures, stories, etc, at my official Facebook page here.

 

11 comments

  1. Congratulations! You’ve been blessed with foresight into better things to come instead of focusing on and decaying right along with what’s gone south. Your positivity is encouraging! Keep at it!

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  2. Hi friend! 🙂

    Wow! Your post really touched me. ❤ Although I feel for you concerning your nine-month relationship coming to a close, it's so encouraging to see your HOPE in this situation. It reminds me of Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." And He is indeed working for your good, opening a new door by giving you favor with your blog and inspiring you to open an Etsy account. And, the new blog post you created with your friend! I'm so encouraged by your faith and hope despite the disappointments and heartaches. ❤ You're awesome and I can't wait to see your new Etsy shop and read the blog post you and your friend wrote! Also, I LOVE your new logo–it's super cute and SO you! ❤

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    • Hello friend! 🙂

      I was already having a pretty great day today, and your comment made it 10X better. 😀 I am truly blessed to have such a good support system in my life (especially now with my blog) that it is hard NOT to see the good in life sometimes. And to know that people can relate to what I’m going through, and I can inspire people to do good in life and see the good in life, that’s why I started my blog in the first place! ❤

      I'm glad you like my new logo! I can't tell you how long it took to make.. I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to that sort of stuff and I sat there changing the colors about 20 times before I found a design and color I liked!

      I hope you're having a great day!

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  3. Way to go!! That’s funny I was trying to describe to my husband about how it always seems like all too often in life it’s either your relationship or your job that is skyrocketing and such a rare thing for both things to be going swimmingly. Probably why I enjoyed being single so much (no offense to my husband) haha…

    On your logo, I definitely like the green but I think you’d do well to use a less standard font to personalize it a bit…then incorporate that into the graphic at the top of your blog! Also, I’d find a way to incorporate yourself as a woman into it as well!

    By the way are you familiar with http://www.femalefarmerproject.org/ ?

    PS – Sorry I’ve been remiss in reading your blog as I’ve had a lot going on and decided to put EcoFeminist on hold after personal stuff got the best of me…but I *have* started a new chapter in blog-land with belovedfarms.org which I hope you will stop by and maybe follow! 🙂

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    • Oh my gosh it’s so nice to get a comment from you! I’ve missed seeing your blog posts and was just thinking about you the other day when I was scrolling through my blogs that I follow and thinking about how I haven’t seen you post in a while!

      I honestly thought about using a fancier font on the logo, and I did try a few of them out on it, but I was worried that all of my international readers would have a harder time translating it. Over half of my views right now are international views, which I’m honestly shocked at, (I sometimes forget that the internet has no borders and it’s a gateway to the entire world) so I’m doing my best to keep everyone in mind when it comes to my logo. One of the things I love about agriculture is that it’s world wide, because it IS the world we’re talking about, and we’re all connected through it. ❤

      I am not at all familiar with the 'female farmer project', but I'm very intrigued now! (I'll probably spend all night checking it out because it looks like an awesome site!) And as much as I'm sorry to hear that you've put your EcoFeminist blog on hold, I 100% understand why. ❤ I will definitely go check out your other blog and subscribe to it! I can't wait to follow it and get back to reading about your life. You're always so honest with what's going on, and it's honestly refreshing. 🙂

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  4. Oops a technical note that might be of interest – one thing I learned with 10+ years of blogging was that a LOT of followers are bots even if they look real (just like Twitter), so keep an eye on those so you can make sure your follower count is legit human beings. I learned this when I tested my theory out by removing certain followers who seemed to near-instantly “like” my blog without ever commenting and, sure enough, within minutes of removing them the bot was following me again – and WordPress does not allow blocking of those bot followers!

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    • I actually try to check out everyone who follows my blog, to see whether they have a blog themselves or not (most of my followers are through WordPress) because of that exact reason. It’s also a nice way to get to know some of my followers and see what they like to write about as well! 🙂 I’m sure I’ve got a few bots that are following me (I mean, who doesn’t?), but even if just ONE human is reading my blog posts, then I feel accomplished. Thanks for the tip though! 🙂 (And the reason for the bump in recent views is because of the fact that I’ve been advertising my site in a couple different places for the first time in my blogging life. I’m finally ready to get my blog out there and start getting views and it’s been paying off big time.) Fingers crossed that I have more real people than bots right now!

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